• FAQs on the PDU Payout Process for School Leaders 

      • Who will receive a PDU payout on November 7, 2019?

        • Only teachers who have PDUs banked under the ProComp 2.0 system will receive a payout. Traditional teachers who did not opt into ProComp are not receiving payouts for their professional development.

      • How will DCTA members know if they will receive a PDU payout on November 7, 2019?

        • Teachers receiving a payout will receive an email by 11/04 telling them how to access their PDU and payment information. Emails will only be sent to teachers receiving a payout on November 7, 2019.

      • Where can teachers see how many PDUs they will be paid for on November 7, 2019?

        • Teachers will be able to access:
          • 1 A new report that details the PDUs for which they will be paid on November 7, 2019, and the dollar amount they will receive.
          • 2 The current PDU Bank report, which details their entire PDU history under the ProComp 2.0 system 

      • Which PDUs are eligible for payout on November 7, 2019?   

        • To be eligible for the November 7th payout, a ProComp PDU must:
          • have been completed, graded, and submitted by the PDU Leader by January 19, 2019
          • validated for credit by the Professional Learning Team by May 31, 2019
          • be in a status of “scheduled” in the ProComp PDU bank
          • not have already been paid out or expired under the ProComp 2.0 agreement
        • To receive payment, the employee must:
          • have been enrolled in ProComp 2.0 and remained in ProComp 2.0 through May 31, 2019
          • have been part of the DCTA bargaining unit at the time the PDU was earned
          • be part of the DCTA bargaining unit at the time of payout

      • Which PDUs are not eligible for payout on November 7, 2019?  

        • PDUs that are ineligible include:
          • anything completed after January 19, 2019
          • anything previously paid through the ProComp 2.0 agreement
          • PDUs earned while in ProComp 2.0, but the employee was not in DCTA on May 31, 2019 

      • Who is not eligible for the November 7th payout?

        • The above guidelines must be met for payout. We still commonly receive questions from employees who do meet these guidelines, and want to remind that only roles in the DCTA at DPS may be eligible.
        • Examples of ineligible roles:
          • Deans
          • Assistant Principals
          • Hourly Teachers
          • Traditional Teachers from last year (Starting 8/1, all DCTA teachers are under ProComp 3.0)
          • Interns
          • Employees no longer employed by DPS

       

      General PDU FAQs

      • Where can teachers see PDU information that can be used for license renewal? 

      • Where can teachers see if they received a salary increase for a prior PDU?

      • What PDUs have value under the new ProComp 3.0 agreement?

      • Which PDUs transfer from ProComp 2.0 to ProComp 3.0?

        • Only ELA PDUs (104, 105A or B, 201, or 202) finished and graded prior to May 31, 2019, and not already compensated, will have 1 credit per course applied (non-monetary value) towards a future grade change under the new agreement.

      • Where can teachers see which PDUs have ProComp 3.0 grade change value?

        • Going forward, PDUs that are eligible for grade change credit and used for grade change credit will be visible on a report. That report is still in development. It will be communicated as soon as it is available, which is anticipated at the end of the fall 2019 semester.

      • What is happening with the current PDU report in the Teacher Portal? 

        • On January 1, 2020 access to the ProComp 2.0 PDU Database and the associated report in the Teacher Portal will be decommissioned.  Any changes to this data for the 2018-2019 school year must be submitted by December 6, 2019. 

      Troubleshooting the PDU Bank

      • What if a PDU that met the rules above is not on the report(s) or does not show the correct completion date?

        Prior to December 6, 2019, please email the group responsible for the type of course that you believe is in error.  Include any documentation or communications you have regarding your PDU that show that the PDU in question was reviewed by one of the teams below prior to May 31, 2019.

        • For ELA PDUs (104, 105A or B, 201 or 202) started after August 1, 2018 finished and graded prior to May 31, 2019 please email the ELA Team.
        • For non-ELA PDUs started after August 1, 2018 and completed before January 19, 2019 (for payment) or May 31, 2019 (for transcript additions,) please email the PDU Team.  
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      • What if a PDU is on the report but not showing the correct status for payment or credit?
        • First, confirm that the PDU on the report shows a completion date between September 1, 2018 and January 19, 2019.  If the completion date is in this window but is displaying incorrectly, follow the steps above for missing/incorrect completion date PDUs.
        • If a PDU meeting the ProComp rules for payment or grade change credit has the correct completion date but the teacher believes it is not displaying the correct status (for instance, should be “Scheduled” or “Grade Change Credit”) in the report, an email should be sent to HR Connect by December 6, 2019.  Any documentation or communications regarding the PDU needs to be included in the email.

      • What if a teacher believes there is an error regarding completion date or completion status on the PDU report from PDUs prior to the 2018-2019 school year?
        • Only errors or discrepancies from the 2018-2019 school year of PDUs will be reviewed. Opportunities to correct PDU completion information for years prior to 2018-2019 were provided as part of the salary setting process in the spring of 2019. The link to the information in Teacher Weekly is here.

      • What if the data between the reports is different?
        • If the data in question is wrong across all reports, teachers should follow the steps above to get the data corrected. 
        • If there is data that is different between the Teacher PDU History Report and the DPS Transcript in Learning Space, the teacher should email HR Connect prior to December 6, 2019.  The PDU name and identifier, as well as the sources of data that are in conflict, need to be included in the email.
          • Estimated time to research and resolve discrepancies will be 30-60 days from date inquiry is received.

       

      Teachers should send additional questions to HR Connect by December 6, 2019.